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21 January 2009

Oh The One

Well, that was quite the celebration. In the lobby of the office I work in, folks were gathered around the TV watching the inauguration in awed expressions like they were hearing the Sermon on the Mount. I just don't get it.

Sure people were excited when Reagan took office, but they had some particular goals in mind. He was going to kick the commies' butts (check); he would allow working people to keep more of their hard-earned money and pay out less to deadbeats (check!); he would decrease the size of government (oops).

But with Obama what are they thinking? He's going to take all the money from the rich people and give it to the working man? (errrrnnt*). He'll be really nice to the Palestinians who will therefore live in peace and harmony with a similarly assured Israel (errrrnnnt). Terrorists will be frightened of him because instead of using that ineffective and mean torture stuff he's going to hit them upside their heads with cruise missiles if they misbehave? (Let's pray not.) Minorities in America will now say to themselves "Hell, if some half-black kid raised by his well-off white grandparents in Hawaii with a 140 I.Q. can become president, then I can graduate high school with straight A's" (that would be nice, but...)

Watching the celebrations last night on CNN and hearing the blabber on Charlie Rose, I felt like I was witnessing 100 million people with no more clue about what's to come than this poor, lovely lady in this infamous campaign report from last fall:

* attempt at spelling a harsh buzzer sound


Anonymous Anonymous said...


January 23, 2009 1:14 AM  
Blogger ziel said...

But any more of an idiot than the allegedly sophisticated pundits like Al Hunt or Doris Kearns Goodwin?

January 23, 2009 8:20 AM  
Blogger Figgy said...

I'm not sure if the Anonymous one is calling you or Obama an idiot. Not exactly an articulate comment there, Anon.

What is ole Doris saying about Obama? I hope she isn't drawing egregiously early parallels to her beloved Abe.

January 23, 2009 1:11 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Ole Doris comes on at about 7:10 here. She's gone about him recalling the Marshall Plan and Lend Lease when we saved the world, forgetting that we are flat broke.

January 23, 2009 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first anonymous commenter was probably some idiot who googled Obama and came upon your fine article. Of course he reeled in horror when he saw an opinion that was different from what he expected (and which he receives in 99.9% of the media). Being unprepared for dissent and having no argumentation of his own, he expressed himself as best he could.

January 25, 2009 2:35 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

My guess is he was referring to the woman in the video.

January 25, 2009 3:12 PM  

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